Butternut squash, sage,and cheddar soup from Three Blondes and Tomas is a cozy dish. This simple soup highlights the pure sweet flavor of the squash with herbaceous undertones accented by the sage. Serve your soup with a dollop of creme fraiche and a grilled cheese sandwich for the perfect fall meal.
Butternut Squash, Sage, and Cheddar Soup
1 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seeded & chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup fresh sage
6 cups veggie stock
1/2 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
1/4 cup graded parmesan
1 T butter
1/8 cup olive oil
2 T brown sugar
saute the onion in butter and olive oil until soft. add the squash and saute 10 minutes. add sage and garlic and saute for another 10 minutes. add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. reduce to a simmer and cook until the squash is soft enough to mash. add the cheeses and brown sugar, and stir until the cheese is melted. puree in the blender in batches, adding small amounts of water if soup is too thick to blend. season with salt and pepper.